Congrats to Saddiq Nuru Selected as COE Commencement Student Speaker

Saddiq Nuru is a member of the Mercedes-Benz MEng Capstone team. He was this year’s student speaker for the graduate commencement ceremony. Originally from Botswana, Saddiq came to UC Berkeley for our Master of Engineering program at the Fung Institute.  He hopes to spend his career developing engineering solutions that alleviate poverty.

Quote from the news article in Forefront:

A positive and determined person, Nuru owes a lot of his success to the Master of Engineering program at the Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership, as well as to his parents, Hauwa and Hameed Nuru, and friends and family who believed in him. He would like to see more African students at Berkeley. “Africa is ripe with opportunity and on the forefront of a major change. UC Berkeley should strive to be part of that,” says Nuru.